Brewed by Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Kelheim, Germany


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RATINGS: 611   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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A dark export beer. A specialty of well-balanced richness and fine elegance. World Beer Award 2004

gregwilsonstl's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gregwilsonstl (1147) - Missouri, USA - AUG 17, 2012
Very smooth. Brown bread. Thin head. Somewhat sweet maltiness. crisp. A lot of lace.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
McWorta (662) - LUXEMBOURG - DEC 18, 2014
Crystal clear deep amber with ruby red reflections and a medium light beige-tan pillowy head. Noses of caramel, toffee, toasted bread, treacle-sirup malt with light faint herbal notes to it. Lightly carbonated and softly textured. Leans to the malty sweet side with a sugared her note. Surprising light body offering overall a high drinkability - quaffable! the finish is harmonically lingering on the palate. Excellent dunkel!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holmen2 (1232) - NORWAY - DEC 7, 2014
Shared bottle at annual yule beer tasting on board Fridtjofen 06.12.14. Clear copper. Beige head. Berries, caramel and malt in aroma and taste. Fine bitterness in aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jonnybgoodie (17) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - DEC 4, 2014
Smells like caramel malts, chocolate and bit of raisins. Tastes sweet, almost no bitterness. Its a honest dunkel with high drinkability, like a little brother of a belgian dubbel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bbrianezi (11) - - NOV 23, 2014
A dark export beer. A specialty of well-balanced richness and fine elegance. World Beer Award 2004 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
melush (984) - SPAIN - NOV 14, 2014
Botella de 50 cl, adquirida en El Corte Ingles. Color marron. Sabor a malta tostada, cafe, chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
nealblind (918) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - NOV 4, 2014
clear red brown pour. aroma hay, horse grain, concord grapes, soy sauce. Tastes soy, smokey grill, lactic milk caramel. Dry creamy palate with some sediment in a good way.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fantti (732) - FINLAND - NOV 4, 2014
Kaatuu lasiin colanruskeana ja "kirkkaana", noin kolmen sormuisen vaahtokukan suojaamana. Tuoksusta löytyy hyvin vahvana paahdetta ja täysjyväleipää, keskiverrosti makeaa marjaisuutta ja heikosti ruohoa ja kukkaisuutta. Maussa paahdetta, ruisleipää ja makeaa hunajaisuutta on juuri sopivassa tasapainossa, kukkaisuuden tullessa hentona mukaan kuvaan jälkimaussa. Suutuntuma on makeahko ja hieman ohut, humala potkaisee hieman lopussa. Hyvä tumma lager, jossa olisi ehkä sen 0,5% saanut olla lisää alkoholia, joka olisi tuonut täyteläisyyttä. Tyyylinsä parhaita, vaikka tummat lagerit ovat itselle hieman tylsiä.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borresteijn (4933) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 30, 2014
50cl Bottle from douberd, thanks Christos! Clear dark chestnut brown colour, creamy beige head. Aroma of cocoa, toast, nuts, some roasted malts, light fruity. Flavour is medium sweet, malty, some dark fruits, mostly toast and a hint of coffee-like roast, nice bitterness, light nutty, decent bitter finish. Light-bodied. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Marheb (2307) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 20, 2014
(Bue sur place): Des grains torréfiés hyper secs nous accueillent pour laisser place à des sucres rôtis qui s’ouvrent exponentiellement et se prolongent en bouche. Un liquide qui cache sa sécheresse à l’entrée et sa richesse à la fin, ça fonctionne et c’est délicieux.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MartinT (8135) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 17, 2014
My Bottom Line:
Cherries, earthen forests, coffee and toast coalesce in this initially dry then chewy Dunkel. Quite the trekking experience!

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A lingering head of foam covers the dark brown with ochre highlights.
-The aroma on this one leaps out of the pint glass.
-The flavor profile is able to follow through as well. Expertly crafted.
-The soft bubbling makes the palate focus on the malt and hop interplay.
-Drinkability is as high as the pleasure gotten from every sip.

On tap at the kloster.

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